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Accused went on 'spending spree' after burning victim to death, court told

TVNZ - ‎21 minutes ago‎
A man who allegedly masterminded the killing of an associate by burning him to death went on what prosecutors called a "spending spree" in the days after the death.
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Australians wish Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum was theirs - ‎1 hour ago‎
Brendon McCullum was in such smashing form at Eden Park on the weekend, Australians wish he was one of theirs. Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum has got the Aussies wishing he was Australian.
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Castislav "Sam" Bracanov fined $400 for throwing horse poo on John Banks - ‎20 minutes ago‎
A veteran anti-royalist protestor has been found guilty of assaulting former ACT leader John Banks by throwing a bucket of watered-down horse manure over him last year.
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Netanyahu Visit Set to Test Mideast Relations

Wall Street Journal - ‎23 minutes ago‎
A long-awaited showdown this week between the White House and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has far-reaching implications for ties between the two countries, for the shape of power and influence in the Middle East and for a potential ...
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Bryers' bankruptcy bid begins in High Court

New Zealand Herald - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers outside the High Court in Auckland today. Photo / Brett Phibbs. Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers is seeking discharge from his five-and-a-half year bankruptcy in the High Court at Auckland today while the Official ...
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Paypal stops processing payments to Kim Dotcom's Mega - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mega, the online storage service founded by Kim Dotcom, has been left up a creek after PayPal stopped processing payments to the company.
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US targeting 'Jihadi John,' senator says

Times of India - ‎23 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON: US forces are targeting the London man believed to be "Jihadi John," an Islamic State executioner, a senior Democratic senator said on Sunday.
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Growing number on NZ terror watch list - PM

TVNZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
The number of people on New Zealand's terror radar is growing, Prime Minister John Key says. Mr Key told Q+A yesterday that there are 35-40 people currently sitting on the intensive watch list while a "growing group of 60-70 are on a further watch list".
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Mark Lundy retrial: Questions over crime scene contamination

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
A forensic scientist has today been pressed on the possibility of contamination of the Christine and Amber Lundy double-murder crime scene because of people not wearing protective clothing.

Traffic woes for Auckland drivers - 22km journey takes 90 minutes

TVNZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Monday blues started early for thousands of Auckland motorists this morning, with a new roading layout causing long delays on the North-Western motorway.

Mexicali Fresh buys up Burger Wisconsin chain

New Zealand Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Burger franchise Burger Wisconsin has been sold to the owners of Mexicali fresh. Photo / Hawkes Bay Today. New Zealand's oldest gourmet burger franchise chain Burger Wisconsin, has been bought by the parent company of Mexican food franchise ...

Gumtree to shut down New Zealand operation

TVNZ - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Gumtree, one of the UK's largest websites, has decided to shut down its New Zealand operations next month. The website allowed users to buy and sell goods for free, flying directly in the face of New Zealand's largest online marketplace, Trade Me,.

Bank of China tipped to boost competition in NZ banking sector

TVNZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
The entry of the Bank of China into the New Zealand Bankers' Association adds diversity to the sector, chief executive Kirk Hope says.

Terms of trade fall in December quarter

Radio New Zealand - ‎1 hour ago‎
The country's purchasing power with the rest of the world has fallen for the second successive quarter. That was due to falling dairy prices, and a lower dollar pushing up import prices.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 gets 3 things right and 3 things wrong

PCWorld - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are two great smartphones, with more power and better screens. But when users get their hands on them starting April 10, they'll find that the vendor got some things right, and some things wrong.

Man charged over spectacular motorway truck crash

New Zealand Herald - ‎21 minutes ago‎
The truck and trailer crashed through a barrier and onto the Southern Motorway. Photo / SNPA. A man has been charged with dangerous driving following a dramatic crash on the Auckland motorway last month.
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ZTE Grand S3 comes to market with eye-based security

Geekzone - ‎2 hours ago‎
ZTE's new flagship device, the ZTE Grand S3, will be launched with a pioneering eye-based biometric solution from EyeVerify. The solution, Eyeprint ID, allows users a password-free method of unlocking the Grand S3, offering an enhanced level of privacy ...
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Riri's hook-ups and royal romances - ‎1 hour ago‎
Singer Rihanna is having some hot hook-ups with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who is being urged to find someone to love, but he's not the only one in the hunt.

Pint-sized thrash metal band Alien Weaponry makes waves - ‎3 hours ago‎
They're a thrash metal band gaining rave reviews for their original music and mature outlook despite being too young to drive themselves to their gigs.
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X Factor ratings plunge after manslaughter controversy - ‎1 hour ago‎
The X Factor NZ has delivered its lowest ratings yet in the face of last week's controversy involving a manslaughter-convicted contestant.

Fifty Shades will spark rise in sex injuries - expert

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
People are experimenting outside the bedroom - such as dining tables and kitchen benches - resulting in injury - expert. Photo / 123RF.
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Twist in ditched baby saga - ‎2 hours ago‎
SHE was accused of abandoning her Down syndrome newborn for cultural reasons. Now Armenian Ruzan Badalyan reportedly wants little Leo back - after more than $US501,000 ($641,000) was donated to help him.
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Cricket World Cup: Black Caps mull over changes

TVNZ - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Black Caps may have earned World Cup 'favourites' status with their riveting one-wicket victory over Australia at Eden Park on Saturday, but they aren't about to let out any trade secrets.

McCullum shakes arm blow for golf

New Zealand Herald - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum arrived in Hawke's Bay yesterday bandaged but full of smiles after his heroic innings in the thrilling Cricket World Cup victory over Australia in Auckland on Saturday.
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Rangi Chase try assist shows he is in a Super League of his own

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
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Football: Phoenix get back on track in Melbourne

Otago Daily Times - ‎44 minutes ago‎
As the Phoenix muddled their way through their first four games after the Asian Cup break, the Wellington faithful wondered if their team had been found out and questioned if they would hold their spot among the A-League's elite.

New project to explore Antarctica's changing ice cover

TVNZ - ‎1 hour ago‎
The New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI) will provide $500,000 in funding to six new projects exploring how ice floating at the edge of Antarctica interacts with the surrounding Southern Ocean.
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Nigel Latta is on thin ice - ‎8 hours ago‎
The man better known for his TV series on criminal psychology and parenting really wanted to be a fully-fledged scientist, which is why he studied zoology and marine science long before he headed into the world of clinical psychology.
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Anti-smoking group urges NZ to adopt plain tobacco packaging - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ireland joined Australian during the weekend in passing laws enforcing plain packaging of tobacco products. Britain is also expected to pass similar laws this month.
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Three cups of tea a day can cut your risk of diabetes... even if you add milk

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two studies show that black tea has a glucose-lowering effect that could help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes. Photo / Thinkstock.
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